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June 18, 2014

 

   

Commissioners Court Proclaims June as Juneteenth Month in Hays County

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday proclaimed June as Juneteenth Month in Hays County, and encouraged all residents and visitors to join in celebrating the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed in Galveston and informed the Texas slaves that they were free – two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
According to the proclamation, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in our nation and was made an official Texas holiday in 1979.
Below, Juneteenth Celebration organizers Rose Brooks (holding proclamation) and Ollie Davis (holding events poster) spoke to the Court about the numerous festivities planned for the San Marcos area, from a Thursday evening cake auction to fund scholarships for deserving high school students to a multiple-day BBQ cook-off and music festival at San Marcos City Park & Plaza to Saturday morning’s parade. Many in the Courtroom began the celebration by joining in on the photo at the suggestion of Precinct 1 Constable David Peterson, who directs the BBQ cook-off.

 

 



Wimberley's river and creeks are a popular attraction.
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Since the June Teenth celebrations are taking place so close to Wimberley you might want to explore our little part of Texas.Check the Shopping Guide for addresses, telephone numbers and details about where to shop in the area.


If you're artistically inclined, Wimberley has long been recognized as an artist community. Inspiration abounds. Whether artist, collector, or someone who loves seeing fine art, you'll enjoy browsing through the artists featured here, and may want to take home a memorable work to enjoy for life.

Visit the virtual gallery for the works of Bernice Brown, Betty Rhodes, or Ellen Berman, George Krause and Bob Fowler.

While you're here, you may want to review the Guide to Events Facilities, because you could fall in love with this place and decide to plan a celebration or wedding in Wimberley at a unique setting like the Community Center, Winters-Wimberley House, the Red Corral Ranch, or Lotus Ranch Event and Wedding Facility to share its magic with your friends. Fortunately, it's the perfect place for gatherings and there are some wonderful event facilities in the Wimberley area available to help you enjoy an unforgettable occasion.

However you decide to spend your time away from the stresses of daily life, welcome to Wimberley!







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